Publisher: Harper Collins

Book Review: The Terror of ..

Book Review: The Terror of the Southlands

The Terror of the Southlands is the second book in a middle grade series about a girl pirate in a land with magic. Hilary is reprimanded several times during the book for “unpiratical behavior” but she cannot help but try and save the Enchantress, who has gone missing. With the help of her crew, she sets off on an adventure to prove her piracy and help save the kingdom. I love the narration of these audiobooks and adore Katherine Kellgren. I especially love the different letters and newspaper articles that pepper the book, adding another layer to the story. Hilary […]

Posted December 18, 2014
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Book Review: Empire of Shad..

Book Review: Empire of Shadows

I knew going into Empire of Shadows that this would be a companion to City of a Thousand Dolls instead of the sequel I had really been hoping it would be. So, instead of getting more if Nisha and Jerrit, there would be a whole new set of characters with new problems. One aspect that is super exciting about Empire of Shadows is the world. In City of a Thousand Dolls, we were a little stuck inside the compound with Nisha. Learning only tidbits about the outside world. This all changes with Empire of Shadows. This time around, we get […]

Posted November 13, 2014
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Book Review: The Taking

Book Review: The Taking

The Taking is a great start to what could be a phenomenal series. Kyra has two main loves in her life, softball and her boyfriend, Austin. After a huge fight with her dad, Kyra has had enough. But instead of her night ending the way she expects, Kyra is blinded by a flash of white light, then finds herself waking up behind a dumpster at a local gas station. When she gets home, she gets the surprise of her life. The night she thought she lost was more like five years. The Taking has a great premise. There is no […]

Posted November 7, 2014
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Book Review: Stray

Book Review: Stray

Incredible. Exciting. Completely original. Stray is the real deal times like a million! I love me a good fairy tale. Heck, give me a retelling. I love them both equally. With the amount of fairy tale and fairy tale retellings, I pretty much figured I had seen it all. I was wrong. Stray is unlike anything I have come across before. It reads like a fairy tale, but it is completely unique and fresh. Stray was everything I didn’t know I was hoping it would be. In Aislynn’s world, all women are born with magic. Whether you be a princess or […]

Posted November 1, 2014
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Book View: Night of the Twi..

Book View: Night of the Twisters

Living in tornado alley made Night of the Twisters a really intense read. I loved the realistic way that the storm was portrayed and the conflict of an older brother realizes how much he loves his baby brother after the disaster hits. I love that this book deals with both the during and aftermath of a tornado. I’ve never had to experience one before and it’s scary to think how deadly and destructive they are. I think this gives readers a quick look into what has happened to several over the years when it comes to twisters and tornadoes. Night […]

Posted October 16, 2014
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Book View: A Dog Called Hom..

Book View: A Dog Called Homeless

A Dog Called Homeless is bound to be a favorite of any reader. Nominated for our state award, I dug into this book one weekend and couldn’t put it down. Cally starts to see her mother starting on the anniversary of her death, but no one will listen to her. She ends up stopping talking all together, but still sees her mother and now a dog, but a real one, one that looks homeless. There’s so much happening in this book, the family has to move to an apartment and Cally befriends a mostly deaf, mostly blind boy who she […]

Posted October 10, 2014
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Book Review: The Queen of t..

Book Review: The Queen of the Tearling

The Queen of the Tearling would have been a DNF if not for the talented voice acting of Katherine Kellgren. It’s a slow, long book, set in a fantasy world of the Tear which wasn’t well enough explained, especially for such a lengthy novel. Most of the description is setting or character related and it starts to get tiresome after a while. The mix of some advanced technology is mixed in with a medieval setting and there’s only mention of some sort of event that caused a mix of British and Americans coming and creating the land. Not sure about […]

Posted September 19, 2014
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